A crowd pleaser recipe that is best made one or two days in advance. The recipe also freezes well


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1.5kg beef brisket trimmed and cut into 4 pieces
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 2 cups beef stock
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup Spicy BBQ Sauce or similar
  • 2 x 400g tin diced tomatoes or 750ml Passata
  • 4 Bay leaves


  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
  • Heat half the oil in a large oven proof heavy-based saucepan over medium heat. Add the beef and cook for 4-5 minutes each side until browned. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  • Add the remaining oil, onion, and garlic to the pan and cook stirring approx. 5 minutes until softened.
  • Add the wine and bring to the boil. Add the stock, water, Spicy Barbecue Sauce, tinned tomatoes or passata, bay leaves and salt and pepper and stir to combine.
  • Return the beef to the pan with any juices and bring to a simmer.
  • Cover with a tight fitting lid, transfer to the oven and cook for 1 ½ hours.
  • Turn the beef and cook for another 1 ½ hours or until very tender.
  • Remove the beef from the sauce and place on a tray or plate. Use 2 forks to shred the meat and then return the meat to the sauce and stir to combine. Remove the bay leaves before serving.

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